Courageous or Catastrophic?

Courageous or Catastrophic–

which will it be

to fight against this limit

thrust upon me?

 

Will I triumph at

Everest’s top

or be found frozen

part way up?

 

I want to fight

to find out,

but

what would it cost?

 

–DarEll S. Hoskisson 1/16

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NEVER

“NEVER.”

That bitter sentence

sucks

a black hole

swallowing my dreams.

I dangle over the abyss.

“No more,” and

“never again,”

echo,

mocking my wishes,

carving canyons

impossible

to cross.

I expected better

although I don’t know why

I feel cheated,

trapped,

lost.

Am I still myself?

I hate this new

definition.

One without warning.

Involuntary.

Permanent.

How can I

accept

this

never

 

—DarEll S. Hoskisson 1/16

The final punctuation is up to the reader.

Is it:

How can I accept this?

Never!

or

How can I accept this “never?”